Congresswoman Duckworth Announces 2016 Congressional App Challenge with Share of $50,000 in Prize Credits

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–August 30, 2016.  Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) today announced that Eighth District students can enter the 2016 Congressional App Challenge (CAC), which provides high school students an opportunity to gain coding and tech skills. Participating students also receive a chance to have their work featured in the U.S. Capitol and win a share of $50,000 worth of Amazon Web Services credits, which will be divided among the winners. Additional information about the CAC and the submission process is available here.

“We should do all we can to provide students with opportunities to learn the skills needed to excel in advanced fields,” said Congresswoman Duckworth.“I am excited to offer our students this chance to have their work recognized on a national stage and encourage all that are interested to participate in the 2016 Congressional App Challenge.”

The App Challenge was created in 2013 to help students around the nation develop skills in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields by encouraging them to learn new skills and develop their own computer software. The winning team will also receive a share of $50,000 worth of credits from Amazon Web Services for an additional opportunity to gain coding and tech skills.

Students may enter their Congressional App Challenge individually or in teams of up to four students before the submission deadline of November 2, 2016. All submissions from the Eighth District will be reviewed by a panel of local judges and the winning submission will be highlighted on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website as well as featured in an exhibit in the U.S. Capitol building.